Bhubaneswar: Raahgiri will make a comeback with a new name this Sunday in Bhubaneswar. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is giving residents an opportunity to win a cash prize of Rs 5,000 for suggesting a new name for the event.
BMC has started a contest on its official Facebook page – Bhubaneswar Smart City – where citizens can suggest new names for Raahgiri.
In order to take part in the contest, users have to submit their suggestions in the message box on the official page.
According to the contest guidelines, the suggested name should reflect the essence of the event, which not only promotes clean and green energy by encouraging non-motorised transport, but also encourages recreational, community, leisure activities and use of streets in a safe way.
The event aims to make people aware of the need to use less polluting modes of conveyance.
Participants can also send their suggestions on the WhatsApp number 9937033393. They can also submit their entries at the civic body’s communication cell.
The contest is open until Thursday midnight. The winner will be announced on Friday on the corporation’s Facebook page.
After holding the event for 27 weeks, the administration had discontinued Raahgiri because of the rainy season in September.
The authorities have planned to begin a talent hunt and storytelling sessions, which would be co-ordinated by Ollywood personalities such as Akash Das Nayak and Anu Choudhury.
While the event managers at Raahgiri will organize registration for the new talents in various fields such as dance, music, mimicry and other performing arts, the talent hunt, named “Raahgiri Got Talent” aims to discover talents among the participants.